Gulf Of Mexico News


VIDEO: BP's Argos Platform Sails Away from S. Korea

Feb 08, 2021

Oil major BP has informed that its Argos oil platform, built by Samsung Heavy Industry, has set sail from South Korea and is en route to Texas.The platform, which will be capable of producing up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day from up to 14 production wells, will be deployed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as part of the Mad Dog 2 development.As previously reported, the Argos platform weighing almost 70…

PHI to Operate Four H160 Airbus Helicopters for Shell in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 15, 2021

Oil firm Shell has picked the US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the entry of the H160 helicopter series into the oil and gas market, Airbus has informed…

More GoM Work for Magseis Fairfield

Feb 12, 2021

Oslo-listed Magseis Fairfield on Friday said it had won a deep-water 4D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) monitor survey contract in the US Gulf of Mexico with a repeat customer.The survey will be conducted with Magseis Fairfield’s ZXPLR technology, currently in use for ongoing projects in the same region…

Offshore Driller Transocean Launches Wearable Tech to Boost Drill Floor Safety

Feb 11, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Thursday announced the deployment of what it said was the offshore drilling industry’s first safety system that integrates a wearable locating device with drill floor equipment and machine stoppage controls…

Taggart Development: LLOG Gets Access to Eni's Gulf of Mexico Infrastructure

Feb 10, 2021

U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused oil firm LLOG Exploration Offshore, and the Italian oil company Eni have signed an infrastructure agreement in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, that will help LLOG develop its Taggart discovery.The agreement provides…

Japan's Inpex Beefs Up Stake in Gulf of Mexico Fields

Feb 03, 2021

Japanese oil firm Inpex has increased its share in Lucius and Hadrian North fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The company on Tuesday said it had acquired 2.3546% interest of the participating interest (23.29512%) in the Lucius and Hadrian North fields previously held by ExxonMobil…

Danos Hired to Support Oil Major's Gulf of Mexico Ops

Feb 02, 2021

U.S. oilfield services provider Danos has said it has been awarded a multi-year contract for production operations with an unnamed major oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. 'As a result, Danos has transitioned 107 personnel to the company’s…

C-Innovation Clinches One-year Extension with BP for RLWI in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 01, 2021

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of U.S. offshore vessel operator  Edison Chouest Offshore, has secured a one-year contract extension with BP for Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) in the Gulf of Mexico.The Island Venture vessel and…

Gallery: BP's Giant Argos Platform Loaded on BOKA Vanguard in South Korea

Jan 29, 2021

BP's giant Argos offshore platform, to be used for the Mad Dog 2 development in the Gulf of Mexico, was this week loaded on Boskalis' BOKA Vanguard vessel in South Korea and is preparing set sail for the U.S.According to Boskalis, the Dutch marine services contractor…

Republicans Seek to Block Biden's Oil Leasing Halt

Jan 29, 2021

Republican senators from oil-producing states introduced legislation on Thursday that would block the Biden administration's order pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands.The bill, introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and 24 other senators…

Two Offshore Workers Charged over U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Jan 20, 2021

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shutdowns.The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018…

Beacon Offshore Energy Finds Oil in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jan 19, 2021

Beacon Offshore Energy has made an oil discovery at the Winterfell offshore well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project has informed.Kosmos, which owns a 17.5% interest in the project said that the Winterfell infrastructure…

Talos Energy, Pemex Continue Talks over Zama Offshore Discovery

Dec 23, 2020

Mexico's energy ministry has approved a 60-day extension for talks between state oil company Pemex and a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy Inc over the future of a massive shared crude deposit, Talos chief executive Tim Duncan told Reuters on Tuesday…

Industry's First: Oceaneering's 20.000-psi Equipment for Chevron's Anchor project

Dec 21, 2020

Schlumberger's OneSubsea has ordered 'the first-ever' 20,000 psi-rated subsea hydraulic junction plates and associated connection hardware from Oceaneering, for deployment at Chevron's Anchor development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The hardware is destined for the first-ever 20…

Shell to Write Down O&G Asset Value by Up To $4.5B

Dec 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it will write down the value of oil and gas assets by $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion following a string of impairments this year as it adjusts to a weaker outlook.In an update ahead of its fourth-quarter results on February 4…

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